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They Are Rolling Out The Architecture Of Oppression Now Because They Fear The People

“As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate, as we sacrifice our rights, we also sacrifice our capability to arrest the slide into a less liberal and less free world,” NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said in a recent interview. “Do you truly believe that when the first wave, this second wave, the 16th wave of the coronavirus is a long-forgotten memory, that these capabilities will not be kept? That these datasets will not be kept? No matter how it is being used, what is being built is the architecture of oppression.”

“Apple Inc. and Google unveiled a rare partnership to add technology to their smartphone platforms that will alert users if they have come into contact with a person with Covid-19,” reads a new report from Bloomberg. “People must opt in to the system, but it has the potential to monitor about a third of the world’s population.”

“World Health Organization executive director Dr. Michael Ryan said surveillance is part of what’s required for life to return to normal in a world without a vaccine. However, civil liberties experts warn that the public has little recourse to challenge these digital exercises of power once the immediate threat has passed,” reads a recent VentureBeat article titled “After coronavirus, AI could be central to our new normal“.

“White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s task force has reached out to a range of health technology companies about creating a national coronavirus surveillance system to give the government a near real-time view of where patients are seeking treatment and for what, and whether hospitals can accommodate them, according to four people with knowledge of the discussions,” reads a recent article by Politico, adding, “But the prospect of compiling a national database of potentially sensitive health information has prompted concerns about its impact on civil liberties well after the coronavirus threat recedes, with some critics comparing it to the Patriot Act enacted after the 9/11 attacks.”

“Mass surveillance methods could save lives around the world, permitting authorities to track and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus with speed and accuracy not possible during prior pandemics,” The Intercept‘s Sam Biddle wrote last week, adding, “There’s a glaring problem: We’ve heard all this before. After the September 11 attacks, Americans were told that greater monitoring and data sharing would allow the state to stop terrorism before it started, leading Congress to grant unprecedented surveillance powers that often failed to preempt much of anything. The persistence and expansion of this spying in the nearly two decades since, and the abuses exposed by Snowden and others, remind us that emergency powers can outlive their emergencies.”

As we discussed recently, it’s an established fact that power structures will seize upon opportunities to roll out oppressive authoritarian agendas under the pretense of protecting ordinary people, when in reality they’d been working on advancing those agendas since long before the crisis being offered as the reason for them. It happened with 9/11, and we may be certain that it is happening now.

The reason for this is simple: the powerful are afraid of the public. They always have been. For as long as there has been government power, there has been the fear that the people will realize the power of their numbers and overthrow the government that is in power. And understandably so; it has happened many times throughout history.

This is more the case now than ever. The oppressive, exploitative nature of neoliberalism has created a dissatisfaction that’s converged with humanity’s historically unprecedented ability to network and share information, which has seen anti-government protests and movements arising all around the world. Despite the longstanding media blackout on the Yellow Vests protests in France, you may be absolutely certain that eyes widened and leaders snapped to attention all around the planet when the words “We’ve chopped off heads for less than this” were scrawled in graffiti on the Arc de Triomphe during the early days of the demonstrations.

Leaders are made vastly more fearful and skittish by the fact that this dissatisfaction with the current world order just happens to be occurring at a time when that world order is already at its most tenuous point in decades, with a surging China poised to surpass the US as a superpower on the world stage and collaborating with Russia and other unabsorbed nations to create a truly multipolar world. It becomes much more difficult to control dominant narratives in a way that can effectively manufacture consent for the aggression that will be necessary to freeze and reverse this shift away from unipolar domination when the denizens of that unipolar empire are out in the streets demanding its downfall.

And so of course internet censorship is being ramped up as well, with the mass media demanding that plutocrat-owned tech companies do more to combat coronavirus “disinformation” and these government-allied tech giants all too happy to oblige. In a recent escalation in this ongoing trend, Youtube changed its rules and began deleting videos accordingly after David Icke said there is a connection between coronavirus and 5G in a controversial video on that platform. Youtube is owned by Google, which has been a military-intelligence contractor with ties to the CIA and NSA since its very inception; you don’t have to like Icke or his views to be repulsed by the idea of this institution manipulating human communication with an increasingly iron fist.

The escalations in internet censorship and the escalations in surveillance are both directed at a last-ditch effort to control the masses before control is lost forever, and neither are intended to be rolled back when the threat of the virus is over. People are now off the streets, with their communications being restricted and the devices they carry in their pockets being monitored with more and more intrusiveness. There are of course some good faith actors who legitimately want to protect people from the virus, just as there were some good faith actors who wanted to protect people from terrorism after 9/11, but where there is power and fear of the public there will be an agenda to reel in the freedom of the masses.

Journalist Jonathan Cook said it best when he wrote, “Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus – of us.”

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  • Caitlin you hit the nail on the head this totalitarian operation was put into play at a time of growing political protests and more people than ever waking up to the systemic corruption and lies.
    Its been insanity indeed to watch people not able to think as they have had Bankers Govt -media mind conditioning for so long they have just become believers.
    I enjoyed https://thefreedomarticles.com/covid-19-umbrella-term-fake-pandemic-not-1-disease-cause/
    and Nomorefakenews as Rappaport has medical understanding necessary to expose the ridiculousness of the medical propaganda pushed in Great Virus Hoax( or operation COVID19)

  • “They got the guns…but…we got the numbers” Jim Morrison

  • Caitlin, I hope you realize now that all those Covid19 skeptics you were mocking a couple of weeks ago, were right, and you were wrong.

    Fortunately we are going to have proof if anyone pays attention that the LOCKDOWN was not necessary, except as a means of ending a whole range of civil liberties. Sweden is NOT locking down. In 2 weeks or less, it will be obvious that they knew what they were doing, and had the guts to do it.

  • Dr. Michael Ryan can kiss my ass! If ANYONE attempts to pork me with that shit, they WILL have their live ended! Full stop!

  • The joke about the Google/Apple app, is that it will be relavtively useless in America.

    South Korea is said to have used extensive tracking of COVID-19 infected people. The news reports simply quickly said “cellphone tracking” and even “satellite surveillance” IIRC. But this was combined with extensive testing. So, the combonation was that they identified who had the disease, then tracked them to see who they had contact with. These people they then tested and identified which had the disease. Repeat and Rinse.

    In the USA, there is very little testing. Where I live, the official statement is that only hospitalized patients and health care workers can get tested. There are other tiers, but only Tier 1 gets tested. So, I suppose if you walk into the respiratory disease hospital ward, your phone will beep at you. But, nobody else is getting tested, so you’ll have no idea if that kid in the grocery store line next to you is ignoring quarantine orders because she’s already tested positive and should be staying at home. Nope, nobody around you has been tested, so the phone knows nothing.

    BTW, there’s nothing new in this app. We already knew that phones could be tracked. Phones with GPS report their position. Its rather old technology to triangulate a phone’s position by cell tower signal strengths. Its been repeatedly leaked that apps on Google Android still report location even after the user turns off the location setting. Sneaky Apps ask for permissions they don’t need and spy on you. I saw just a few weeks ago a story that the US government was contracting with private data to track illegal immigrants. The private data is from companies that sell people games and other apps which then secretly track the person. Big market for it, from the immigration folks to the companies that want to know if you walk down the candy aisle in the supermarket.

    At this point, anyone not living under a rock should understand that their DumbPhone is a tracking device. And, this will shock many people, but it can be left at home. You are not required to carry their spy tracking device with you.

  • Max Parry draws an interesting parallel between the current health crisis and 9/11.

    It is ashame that such articles are not mainstream, but sadly mainstream medias are not really reporting; they are backing an agenda:

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/911-truth-under-lockdown-for-nearly-two-decades/5709215

    Days of Noah all over again… The good news is that the return of Jesus is near and I pray the Rosary to hasten His Glorious return because I do have seen enough bs.

  • How is it that the Europeans are able to stage very large demonstrations at the drop of a hat, while here in America, we are barely able to organize a cake walk?

    • Nobody is protesting anywhere now.

      We are under martial law by another name (probably because the elites are very afraid to call it martial law because of the reaction it could spark).

      But I know that Europeans are used to demonstrate in great number on May 1st every year and I think that probably the lockdown will be over by then. This is a date to Watch.

      Keeping my Rosary on hand!

  • “The decision to write this book was taken more recently and impelled by urgent events. Winston Churchills speech at Fulton, Missouri, had a hand in this decision,.. the growing stockpile of American atom bombs is a compelling factor; all the signs of growing disunity among the leading nations of the world, all the broken promises, all the renascent power politics of greedy and desperate imperialism were my spurs in this undertaking…
    And I have seen the promises violated, and the conditions summarily and cynically disregarded, and the structure of peace disavowed.. I am writing this, then, to you who agree with me that.. the path he charted has been most grievously-and deliberately-forsaken.” This superb article can be read here:
    FDRs Anti-Colonial Vision for the Post-War World: “As He Saw It” Revisited by Matthew Ehret!
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/04/12/fdr-anti-colonial-vision-for-post-war-world-as-he-saw-it-revisited/

    • Thank you, on this Easter day, for resurrecting the great vision of FDR, Henry Wallace, and others around him who embraced it. There will be no seizing of the revolutionary opening offered by this pandemic without leadership, however that concept is derogated by postmodern horizontalism.

      • Like Ms Johnstone, every article by Mr. Ehret is well worth reading.

  • It is rather amazing the massive effort being put forth to control the comments on this blog and to make sure that almost every comment is some variation of “Resistence is futile” and that we are all defeated, that the government/borg is all powerful and that Resistence is futile. That is definitely the message that the Oligarchs want all readers of this post to receive.
    And of course, if they weren’t scared to death, the oligarchs would spend that money on yet another yacht instead of trying to convince us all that everything is hopeless. Thus, the one message that all of these “Resistence is Futile” posts gives us is that at this time Resistence could be very strong in forcing change because it is quite clear that the Oligarchs are scared to death of us right now and are spending lots of money to convince us that Resistence is Futile.
    Now is the time, for all good people, to come to the aid of their planet!
    Lets make Oligarchs a thing written only in the history books, and we’ll have to explain some day to our grand children what an oligarch was and how evil they are and how the people came together and made dang sure that there will never again be an oligarch.

    • O problema é que a maioria de “todas pessoas boas” já morreram…o que está aí é um lixo produto de uma hierarquia de valores lixo, adoradores do dinheiro, de coisas, hipócritas de todos os tipos…uma civilização corrompida, onde os mais bem sucedidos não produzem mas especulam através de algum tipo de precariedade alheia…

  • Interesting article here:

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2020/04/12/the-road-to-perdition-is-paved-with-evil-intentions/

    If this gentleman is right, the current crisis stinks.

    Keeping my Rosary on hand hoping for Jesus to return soon because I have seen more than enough bs.

    • I am also praying for the second coming of Jesus.
      Either one of two things is going to happen. All of the peaceful, kind people will rise to heaven, leaving a billion or so Christians wondering what the heck just happened and why are they still here and why did all the old hippies just disappear?
      Or, option two, all of the Christians will disappear, then the rest of us will breath a huge sigh of relief and realize that the world is a much better, kinder, more peaceful place without all of the crazy fanatical Christians and their constant harping on about the end of the world. With the Christians gone, then the decent people can get on with the task of building a decent world, and the mistakes of the last thousand years or so of Christians and their wars, slavery, feudal power structures and inquisitions can finally be put behind us.

      • And I can tell you have seen airplanes wreckages in the Pentagone and in a field in Pennsylvania on 9/11.

        Truly, the return of the days of Noah are here and I pray the Rosary to hasten the return of Jesus because I have seen enough people of bad faith and enough bullshit.

      • O problema é que a maioria de “todas pessoas boas” já morreram…o que está aí é um lixo produto de uma hierarquia de valores lixo, adoradores do dinheiro, de coisas, hipócritas de todos os tipos…uma civilização corrompida, onde os mais bem sucedidos não produzem mas especulam através de algum tipo de precariedade alheia…

  • “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.” – William Penn

  • “One of the overarching narratives of the Trump administration is the total handover of the levers of government to corporations, and particularly the empowering of corporate representatives to oversee the very companies they worked for,” says Robert Weissman, the president of Public Citizen, the venerable and still-toothy ethics watchdog. “That is the defining story of this administration, and it’s been badly underreported and underappreciated due to the whole Trump circus. It’s more extreme than anything we’ve seen. It’s all-pervasive. It includes a lot of examples that look like parodies.” This mind boggling article can be read here:
    Mapping Corruption: Donald Trump’s Executive Branch By Jim Lardner
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55043.htm

  • The spying by G00gle and Appple will not be under user control. Android and Iphones will soon have the surveillance/tracking spyware as part of the actual Operating System and users will have NO power to turn it off.
    hXXps://www.theverge.com/2020/4/10/21216484/google-apple-coronavirus-contract-tracing-bluetooth-location-tracking-data-app

    Bruce Schneier, Security Expert mentioned this crisis will provide opportunities for authoritarians to tighten their surveillance and control over all of us, without or without an epidemic.

    Privacy and Security is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
    Don W., public interest socio-technologist

  • It is over for the yellow vests in France. They could fight back against rubber bullets and things like that but against a bio-weapon they are no match.

    The elites have won this one.

    We live in a violent society as it was in the days of Noah. No doubt we are in the return of those days just before the Second Coming of Jesus and I pray the Rosary to hasten His Glorious return because I do have seen enough of all the bs.

    • With all your faith in the Lord and his love beads, you could try extending the same to the Yellow Vests and anyone else who has been fighting for humanity over the decades …
      It only looks like the elites have won (won what?) to those with weak eyes.
      You can kill a man, you can kill a thousand, but you’ll never kill The Idea. Say it another way; you can burn the clarinet, buddy, but you can’t touch the notes (Thanks Galway Kinnell)

      • We have to admit that the elites with their bioweapon have won a battle.

        The yellow vests cannot protest anymore.

        But I agree with you, their ideal is probably still alive and I pray for a society where everybody can live a decent life and a society based on the needs of the people instead of money and profits.

        Keeping My Rosary on hand!

  • I have a weird mix of agitation and a strange esoteric calm whenever I read a stupid essay about ‘surveillance’. People who write such things are only watched. Such people are not censored. Such people think that the loss of their civil rights is right around the corner and such people are blithely unaware their rights are already gone. Such people have not had the FBI follow them around using their phones as geo-locators or had awareness of their surveillance strategically pushed back at them to scare them shitless. It is like living on the coast and not knowing what is going on in flyover America. It is like believing the Green New Deal is going to lead to a golden age of PROGRESS in an overpopulated world running out of resources. But I give Catlin a pass. Catlin writes so often and so well that if her example were followed by every member of the authentic left surveillance and the conservative status-quo could not keep up.

    • You can spot the Trumper Thumpers by phrases like “flyover America” which are only used on the right. Its a sign of listening to way too much Rupert Murdoch.

      • I’ve known K Dog for years. I’ve never seen her say anything nice about Trump

  • As long as there are MALE ANIMALS willing & able to do the will of their vicious masters, we will be FORCED to OBEY! They can murder tens of thousands of us with the simple push of a button.
    Our RULERS have the best weapons, they have thousands of willing, brainwashed male animals ready & enabled to do their bidding.

    This is not the 1400 or even the 1800, they didn’t have aircraft, drones, missles, bombs, chemical weapons, biological weapons, night vision, death rays, poison gas etc etc etc back then.
    What do we have? Hand guns, rifles, hatchets, nifes, our boots & fists & of course our vulnerable numbers.
    We don’t stand a chance against “THEM”!
    Unless we can get the military on our side, we are just “pee-ons” with no power.

    The much vaunted “vote” is WORTHLESS, it’s being switched, denied & all our RULERS will allow us to vote for are always OLIGARCH WARMONGERS!

    Bernie never had a chance & I don’t understand why he allowed the DNC to use him again as BAIT & AGAIN he’s going to support the FAKE, RIGGED “WINNER”!

    As long as YOU keep voting for OLIGARCH WARMONGERS, that’s all we will get.

    I’m BOYCOTTING THE FAKE, RIGGED, FRAUDULANT 2020 “ELECTION”.

    I REFUSE to vote for OLIGARCH WARMONGERS especially INSANE, DEMENTED ONES & haven’t since Bill Clintons first term when he shoved NAFTA, CAFTA & the WTO down our throats that sent OUR JOBS TO CHINA!
    That’s why we have a shortage of needed medical supplies, their made in CHINA!
    The boats from China are SLOW, just like the song says. WASF!

    • Anyone who boycotts an election is casting a vote for the oligarchs.
      After all, they use their media to get lots of votes. What scares them are the opposition votes. The oligarchs know they are outnumbered 99 to 1. Thus, the number one goal of the oligarchs is to convince that 99 not to vote.
      Not Voting guarantees No Change. That’s not saying that Voting guarantees change. Nope, it takes more than just voting. But Not Voting absolutely guarantees that there will be No Change.

  • you will be bar-coded (even without your consent)! the power elite plan to make sure everyone gets their vaccines and the record will be embeded in your skin.

    the new hell will be presented as helping us all, and sadly, many will fall for it.

    https://bioengineering.rice.edu/news/quantum-dot-tattoos-hold-vaccination-record

  • The coronavirus police state (2): The illusion of police powers under Regulations 6 & 8 of Coronavirus Restrictions
    http://www.frombehindenemylines.org.uk/2020/04/the-coronavirus-police-state-2-the-illusion-of-police-powers-under-regulations-6-8-of-coronavirus-restrictions/

  • People being confined amount to being under house arrest.

    It is depressing to see that people are being confined by the decadent elite and their politicians,

    And it is depressing to take all the news from the mainstream medias which told us in 2001 on 9/11 that we could clearly seen airplanes wreckages in the Pentagone and in a field in Pennsylvania where there were no wreckages at all to be seen.

    So, thank you Caitlin to give us the bigger picture.

    Truly, we are living in the return of the days of Noah just before the Second Coming of Jesus and I pray the Rosary to hasten His Glorious return because I am totally fed up with all the bullshit.

  • I called my local grocery store and asked them if a face mask and gloves were sufficient to go shopping. When i got there they sent me home. They said i had to wear the rest of my clothes as well.

    • Thanks for the laugh! I needed that, I would have loved to have seen you when you showed up wearing only a mask & gloves!
      Yeah, I know it’s just a story but it was so funny just seeing it in my mind!

      • Be careful what you wish for because you may get it. (If you’ve been to a beach lately you’ll get my drift.)

  • “The escalations in internet censorship and the escalations in surveillance are both directed at a last-ditch effort to control the masses before control is lost forever, and neither are intended to be rolled back when the threat of the virus is over.” – CJ

    The greatest instrument of oppression is… right between your own ears. “They” are powerless without capturing this area by one of two means… narrative manipulation on their part (lying and creating falsehoods), or by individuals simply surrendering this most sacred ground without a fight.

    The greatest instrument of freedom is… right between your own ears. No one else can give you freedom. If all the people of the world want to infuse you with freedom right now and you refuse them, you will not be free. And far, far too many are just too terrified of freedom to seize upon it so they surrender this sacred territory without a fight.

    As a child, parents tell you what to do. Other family members tell you what to do. Schoolyard pals tell you what to do. Bullies tell you what to do. Teachers tell you what to do. Coaches tell you what do to. Persons at all levels of government tell you what to do. Religious leaders tell you what to do. Your bosses tell you what to do. Your adult friends tell you what to do. Your significant other tells you what to do. Media blares at you telling all the while what to do. The daily assault of commercials tells you what to do. Traditions in all forms tell you what to do. Your heritage tells you what to do. Voices in your head tell you what to do… all the things you’re afraid of tell you what to do, and what not to do. There is so much damn noise in most of our heads that there’s very little space for freedom for much of humanity.

    You possess an area that’s sacred ground. It is yours and yours alone. Feed it only fresh, clean, nurturing spring water and not all the stuff flowing at you from sewer pipes from all those telling you what to do. Your Sacred Space is not a dumping ground for trash.

    • Well said. Like Socrates, have all have our daemon. Unlike him, most of us refuse to listen to it.

      • Let me try this again. “Well said. Like Socrates, we all have our daemon. Unlike him, most of us refuse to listen to it.” I obviously wasn’t listening when I typed my brief comment.

    • Amen.

  • Great minds seem to be thinking alike, Caitlin. Last night I came across the following related videos:

    1) James Corbett’s well-researched but frightening “Corona World Order,” available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB00mLArYBQ and on the Corbett Report, where it can also be listened to as an audio, here: https://www.corbettreport.com/coronaworldorder/ . In this broadcast, James Corbett, who is normally Mr. Calm and Rational, appears frightened and palpably upset by what his research reveals. On a closely related subject, 2) RT’s discussion show, Cross Talk, sharing ideas on “CrossTalk, QUARANTINE EDITION: Rethinking globalism”: https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/485446-covid19-economy-rapid-decline/ also available in audio: https://soundcloud.com/rttv/crosstalk-quarantine-edition-rethinking-globalism. The Cross Talk folks were more relaxed than James Corbett, which was probably good for late night viewing.

    I wonder if it would do any good to ask the United Nations to monitor, report on, and restrict this globalist activity on behalf of the people of the world?

    • I should have added that, in his usual scholarly manner, James Corbett lists quite a few external sources related to the subject, as links: https://www.corbettreport.com/coronaworldorder/

    • It is all about protecting at all cost the statu quo of the “System”.

      I would bet it was the same “System” during the days of Noah and the elites in those days were of bad faith and decadent as it is the case today.

      So, no doubt we are in the return of the days of Noah just before the Second Coming of Jesus and I pray the Rosary to hasten His Glorious return because I do have seen enough bs.

      By the way, interesting article here:

      https://bertpowers.com/2020/04/10/these-facts-do-not-support-a-random-event/

      Keeping my Rosary on hand!

  • Was the pre-corona world — the one that we lived and worked in literally a few weeks ago — the best world/matrix/arrangement that the vast majority of humans could imagine? Do the great masses of people who were slaving their lives away at crap jobs think that their pre-corona lives were wonderful and incapable of being improved?
     
    Obviously, the microscopic percentage of the population called the Elite, and their astronomically-well-paid political and MSM slaves, think that the pre-corona world/system was absolutely perfect as it was. So now, during our present corona situation, they must somehow imagine a means, a method, to put their pre-corona, horn-of-plenty cash-cow into hibernation, suspended animation, hit the pause button, etc., from which it can be resurrected or re-animated or merely hit the “play” button, after corona is conquered and things will resume exactly as they were pre-corona.
     
    The Canadian Elite have imagined such a way to do just that.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/parliament-reconvenes-to-debate-wage-subsidy-bill-1.5529736
    From the above:
     
    “The multi-billion-dollar program, called the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), is designed to help companies avoid laying off employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused many businesses to shut their doors as the country comes to a standstill. The CEWS is intended to encourage companies to rehire workers by offering a 75 per cent wage subsidy over the next three months to businesses that have lost 30 per cent of their revenue due to the crisis. Companies will need to reapply for the program each month. It is estimated to cost the federal government $73 billion.”
     
    Great idea, right? (The last sentence of the above is an outright lie; “the federal government” should be changed to “future Canadian taxpayers”.) Yes, if you want to keep the pre-corona system exactly as it was. A tattoo or pizza parlor etc. owner/employer who would have gone out of business and would have had to fire employees because of a loss of customers, is going to be kept in business (and able to keep employees “employed”) for as long as this program lasts. Business owners and their employees will be paid to sit at home and spend their waking hours watching Netflix, or running around the neighborhood, or “making babies”.
     
    Unfortunately, the day after corona is either licked (pun definitely intended) or brought under firm control via permanent changes in human behavior and “apparel”, that wonderful program of systemic hibernation that afforded formerly-suffering people a brief reprieve from their misery will come to a sudden, psychologically-painful end. “OK, everybody back to work!”, the Elite will demand. And the tattoo and pizza parlors, the gyms, the movie theaters, the restaurants, the airlines, the tourist museums, the toy stores, etc. etc. etc. — all of those “non-essential” businesses that were closed down during corona — will be “open for business!” Joy of joys!, right?
     
    But, but, but what happens if the human beings that own those businesses or slave away in them for very little pay don’t want to go back to work? What happens if all of those business’s pre-corona customers no longer “want” to get a tattoo, work out in a crowded gym, roll the personal-health dice in a restaurant, run the TSA gauntlet in a packed airport in order to suffer in a crowded jet for hour after hour, and then, after running another TSA/customs gauntlet, suffer in a crowd of tourists packing a Venetian canal or public square, or get coughed on in a packed movie theater? What happens then? Do all of the failed business owners and their employees just go out on the street and beg for money so that they and maybe their children can survive for another day?
     
    All of us should take this unprecedented, probably-never-will-occur-again opportunity to turn off Netflix and all of your favorite shows and activities and imagine a world, a system, that is better than the one that existed pre-corona. Believe me, the Elite are not going to help us imagine that better world. Quite the opposite, they’ll do everything in their power to prevent us from imagining that better world, let alone bring it into reality.

    • Thanks for this. My thoughts exactly.

    • Just one living example of a better world that has been in existence since the late 1960s. Do you find it attractive?

  • I agree 100% that this lockdown is designed to protect the statu quo of the “System” much more than to protect us from the virus.

    Mr Chuck Baldwin in an article wrote this:

    “If the pastors and Christians of America would ALL return to church this Sunday, this nationwide Stalinesque lockdown would immediately end. It would be over. And We the People would have our country back.

    The Christians of America could do it in ONE DAY.”

    https://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/3997/Its-Time-For-Resurrection.aspx

    Maybe it is what should be done for the most important Feast Day of the year, Easter.

    Keeping my Rosary on hand!

    • At least that might get rid of some annoying Christians.

  • All this reminds me of why I have been reluctant to start my own blog again. The comments section is always such a magnet for whack-a-doodles. But I guess this is what Caitlin wants; to monitor how the establishment “narrative control” is working. That is one reason I sometimes tune in.

    But the basic facts are pretty simple. The psychos are in charge, have been for most of history. They are self destructing now. It is to be seen how much and how many of us they take down with them.

    Are there liberators waiting in the wings to save us? We will not know until we know. We should hope so, because that is the only thing which will really save us. Highly functioning normals have to get control.

    This is really not a new concept. It has actually happened plenty of times in history, though the psychos gradually regain control, one way or another. It has been noticed by political theorists all down history. Rousseau’s “legislator”. Machiavelli and Gramsci’s “armed Prophet” Marx’s “dictatorship of the proletariate”. Various Latin American writers with their “dictablanda”.

    Here is what I think is the sign of a real liberating force; it doesn’t come with a “narrative”. It comes with a Schema. tr

  • In the middle of this article I found it real surprising that China’s BRI may be the brainchild of a United States radical that ran for President. Please read this article for yourself to discover his identity:
    Portillos Spirit Haunts the Oligarchy by Matthew Ehret!
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/04/10/portillos-spirit-haunts-oligarchy/

  • It appears unbelievable changes have been happening in the world over the past few weeks.
    But as far as I am concerned, I was waiting for those changes.
    They are not unbelievable.
    Seventy five years of American imperial oppression, exploitation and mass scale butchery were preparing the ground.
    And seventy five years was more than enough.
    It was absolutely certain that it would come to an end.
    Can you see it now?
    Exceptional America is not what it pretends to be.
    It is just a second Soviet Union.
    Imperialist America is fascist, hypocritical.
    The democracy is just in name only, it is a sham, it does not function.
    But no dark night is without a dawn?
    The people of the America just have to be made more alert and aware.
    They have to be made more conscious of what their sociopathic politicians have been doing.
    Only then will the criminal oligarch overlords see the utter fragility of their own positions, up against the overwhelming strength of the mass uprisings, rebellions, and the enslaved peoples resistance.
    When will they realize the people are no longer supporting the politicians in their unconstitutional national lock downs, forced quarantines, mandatory vaccination threats, with the increased surveillance and personal tracking, and destruction of all personal wealth?
    This will force the globalists hand to be made more transparent, more visible.
    And it will inform the masses of the globalists full criminal intentions.
    And of their absolutely unconstitutional, illegal and criminal actions!
    For us all of us then. we can play elite whack-a-mole!
    We will have to totally destroy the contract, erase totally all their authoritarian collective authority.
    We have a very short time.
    These few moments are very valuable, as they were never so valuable before.
    Because the final act is upon us.
    ‘The Third World War’ is coming.
    Before, there was always time.
    Now it seems, any moment, all life on earth will be extinguished.
    It can happen tomorrow morning?
    Your societies down the ages have been supplying you with false knowing.
    That’s the very function of your schools, colleges, universities.
    They don’t serve you, remember, they serve the past, they serve the vested interests.
    Of course, they go on puffing your ego up bigger and bigger, they go on giving you more and more degrees.
    Your name becomes longer and longer, but only the name, you go on becoming shorter and shorter.
    A point comes where there are only certificates and the person has disappeared.
    They are long dead.
    Knowledge has no capacity to dispel ignorance.
    Knowledge is a false phenomenon, it is not wisdom at all, it is just the opposite of wisdom.
    Knowledge is borrowed, wisdom is the flowering of your innermost being.
    Wisdom is the flowering of your transparency, of your translucency, of your luminous being.
    Freedom comes with wisdom.
    The moment you drop the mind, and mind is only your idea.
    It is not a reality, it is fictitious, it is just a fantasy imposed on you.
    It is made of the same stuff that dreams are made of.
    You can simply step out of it.
    But remember, no society likes people to use their own intelligence because the moment they start using their intelligence they become dangerous, dangerous to the establishment, dangerous to the people who are in really in power – the so called elites, dangerous to all kinds of oppression, exploitation, suppression.
    In short, dangerous to all globalists, dangerous to all politicians, dangerous to all banksters.
    The fact is, intelligent, aware rebels are already fully prepared, fully afire, fully aflame.
    They would rather die than to be enslaved.
    Death will not matter much to those who have been already stripped of their whole lives.
    For they cannot sell their lives to all kinds of stupidities, to all kinds of stupid people.
    They cannot serve them.
    Inform all the other people of these existential dangers, using alternative media, through all social media sites, online chat rooms and community message boards, and anywhere some intelligence still exists.
    Start a campaign for consciousness raising, sharing the truth far and wide.
    Now, before it is too late!
    It is a question of our very life, our love, our intelligence, and all our freedoms being totally destroyed.
    My message is not special, it is the same for every human being, wherever they exist.
    The Imperialist American empire is living a posthumous existence.
    It died long ago.
    It died the day that Americans started believing the idea that they are the exceptional people.
    The entitled masters of the universe.
    Those blessed people who can control and enslave all the other people of this beautiful earth.
    From that day they are falling deeper and deeper into absolute darkness, and into their own inescapable hell.
    They have lost all qualities of life.
    Since then it has been living a posthumous existence.
    We have to give the globalists a real psychological death.
    So that a real birth becomes possible.
    Resurrection is possible only after crucifixion.
    Start building the crosses.
    There is no other way.
    To fulfill the deepest longing for truth, for freedom, for love.

    https://whenwardisappears.wordpress.com/

  • “Journalist Jonathan Cook said it best when he wrote, “Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus – of us.”

    … and of God’s Judgment:

    https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/overnight-fifteen-volcanoes-worldwide-erupted

    Volcanoes erupting all over the world…

    Days of Noah all over again…

    Keeping my Rosary on hand!

    • Days of Noah all over again… ?

      I thoucht that was floods of not torrents of molten lava.

  • The revolution can only begin when people face up to and then face down their fear of death, which, of course, has always been part of life. Neoliberalism has made cowards of us all, so will this pandemic further break or begin to revive the human spirit? That IMHO is the key question of the hour; the rest is commentary.

  • This it what death from a ” pandemic ” looks like up close and personal.
    Workers wearing hazmat suits have been spotted burying caskets in a mass grave on New York’s Hart Island – as the number of burials quadruples amid the coronavirus pandemic and the city’s death roll rises to more than 4,200. This tragic and revealing article can be read here:
    Workers in full Hazmat suits bury rows of coffins in mass grave By Emily Crane
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55044.htm

    • ron, hart island has long been used for the mass graves of the homeless, the poor, etc.

      the reported number of deaths from the alleged virus are inaccurate. many of the deceased were elderly with other conditions. some deaths due to flu, influenza, ashma, pneumonia, have often been counted as covid virus deaths. a bit of research on the internet will reveal this.

  • Agents of the Deep State and Globalists who are working at gaining better control of the masses do NOT fear the masses nor do they fear dissidents. Psychopaths know no fear. They know only how to emotionally manipulate and control others. But they fear the masses gaining knowledge of their secret plans and psychopathic nature. They know that knowledge is power and so do we. Therefore our best escape plan is to discover the Vision, Mission and Secret Strategy which the Great Liberator revealed to the inner circle of His trusted followers. These are the secrets of the Kingdom, not to be revealed to agents of the Deep State and their Globalist paymasters, for obvious reasons.

    • It is so important now to use all of our divine senses to tune in to the great wisdom of nature and connect deeply with all of life. Participate in the resurrection of nature this Eastertide, and know the power of life itself. Let us not walk in ignorance, nor be deceived.
      https://www.brasscheck.com/video/the-science-the-hysteria-and-the-end-game/?omhide=true

    • Besides the dubious power of esoteric mystery cults, I would also note that while the virus is decimating the social life and open institutions of the people, it is also decimating the far more structured and interdependent life and institutions of the Ruling Class. We do not need a mystery cult to observe this or think about it. And after that, there’s subversion and sabotage to be contemplated….

      • We surely do not need esoteric mystery cults. But we do need, IMHO, genuine expressions of the best in religious tradition…all traditions.

        https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/10/memoir-a-liberation-theology-stations-of-the-cross-in-northeast-brazil/

        • the Great Liberator described an ancient Vision and Promise of a near perfect world. His Mission was and is to prepare the Way for the promised New World in the next age to come and His secret strategy was and is cryptically described in the parables and instructions He told His followers. His Message is cryptic so that psychopaths cannot understand and obstruct His plan and strategy. His parables and instructions were misrepresented, distorted, convoluted and hidden by clever Christian theologians and scholars and thus not understood by people today. Even Christians have no idea what Yeshua the Liberator actually taught and instructed His followers to do.

  • I strongly suggest you find a way to live without your smartphone. I have. Its not that hard. Of course being 65 years old, I have extensive experience doing so.

    With so many of the Sociopaths In Charge around the world cooperating in this massive propaganda campaign, nearly all of them, I fear there is something afoot so huge and monstrous its beyond our comprehension. Whatever it may be, I think we can rest assured the consequence will far exceed that of the plague used to facilitate it. There are just too many “facts” that aren’t adding up, especially given they seem to change quite frequently, a thing real facts can’t do. Even according to likely propagandized numbers, the plague is .00625% of deaths world wide this year. Is that really sufficient to warrant what’s being done?

  • Ditch your smartphone, and the wheels of “oppressive authoritarian agendas” fall off. No protests, no movements, no head-chopping required.

  • The paranoia is growing stronger each day. More and more people are running around in gloves and masks. People avoid each other in stores and when walking like they are plague carriers. This fear epedemic is taking on a life of its own and now the public is screaming at the politicians to do more and more. Amazingly too many people want a forced global vaccination on everyone. I watch people stand in line 8 feet apart waiting to enter a store wearing masks and am amazed. It is a artificially made long line just like this pandemic. I read articles of doctors telling of the CDC pressuring coroners to list just about every death as Covid 19. No one knows where this will lead. They have created a monster and are losing control.

  • Well the whole human race is more than just scared of the caronavirus; the human race is petrified. It will not be long before every ” government ” will demand that every citizen be ” proven clean ” before they venture out into the ” public domain “. That is when Bill Gates and his cohorts with ” their microchips ” take over all of humanity. Anyone ” unchipped ” gets shot on sight. This will be your ” new world order “; complete subjugation or complete extermination.

  • A couple of “oldies but goodies” from the Unabomber:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/unabomber/manifesto.text.htm

    “TECHNOLOGY IS A MORE POWERFUL
    SOCIAL FORCE THAN THE ASPIRATION FOR
    FREEDOM

    125. It is not possible to make a LASTING compromise
    between technology and freedom, because technology is
    by far the more powerful social force and continually encroaches on freedom through REPEATED compromises.

    128. While technological progress AS A WHOLE continually narrows our sphere of freedom, each new technical advance CONSIDERED BY ITSELF appears to be desirable.”

    Humans are the consummate technologists among the other animal species, and as long as the basic tech + resource paradigm that powers our economic engine can be kept running, we’ll continue adding new techs, increasing systemic complexity, and decreasing our own freedom-personal power. How many of us are ready to just abandon the technoplex, to be able to live without it, to call for it to be dismantled or at least disabled-devolved back to a more “primitive” stage? Not nearly enough.

  • Most of human nature is predictable; but there are times when events collide that result into violence and chaos. The ” owners and the masters ” have prepared ” military responses ” for every ” public display of rebellion possible “. What the owners and the masters have not prepared for is a union of the public and the military against their oppressive government. If and when that ever happens that is when ” the shit hits the fan ” and all hell breaks loose. That is when the owners and the masters will flee in order to save their lives.

  • You’re so right, unfortunately most people never deserved to be born in the first and if most of them believe in one sort of G-d or the other, then the good people should welcome a free exit from this shit world, and the overwhelming majority of the others should die anyway, because they’re the ones that made G-d’s gift shit

  • “Breathtaking: Solving Nuclear 9/11” at VeteransToday(.)com
    the unpunished terrorists of 9/11 released WuFlu biowarfare

  • Do check this out; an epidemiologist with 35 years of experience gives his view;
    https://www.brasscheck.com/video/how-did-this-happen/?omhide=true

  • A New World Is Being Born: What Will It Be?​ ​Paul Craig Roberts
    ​ ​We are hearing from many that the world after Covid-19 will be different. The question is: Different in what way? Will it be better or worse?
    ​ ​Elites are working to make it better for them, and worse for the rest of us. About that the evidence is clear. The Big Boys are being bailed out and their debts covered. Everyone else, except those already marginalized and without a recent work record and fixed address, got a month’s rent and extended unemployment benefits.
    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/04/07/a-new-world-is-being-born-what-will-it-be/

    ​Coronavirus pandemic events have been managed and modulated, starting with making sure that the virus got a good, solid hold in the US, by ignoring the threat and distracting with other circus like the impeachment hearings.
    I wondered out loud what was being covered up by that circus. Novel-coronavirus spread was one of the things.
    The intelligence was squelched since December, with White House and Americans all distracted, according to this report.
    ​https://www.zerohedge.com/political/us-intelligence-warned-cataclysmic-coronavirus-crisis-impeachment-dominated-headlines

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